Published by Ashley Palmer.

The following article was written by Leigh-Anne Dennison.

What you wear speaks volumes—so you might as well tackle subjects of significance while showing off your keen sense of style!

Although this look is ideal for a peaceful demonstration exposing and calling for an end to the ongoing slaughter of seals for their fur (which continues despite worldwide outrage at this cruel practice), it can just as easily be an outfit for taking a stylish stand wherever you go.

Dressing On Purpose :: Stop the Seal Slaughter

Whether you’re headed to the park or going to the grocery store, this cute tee (paired with casual darker denim shorts) can send a message without your having to say a word. Of course, if anyone asks, it’s helpful to have the facts to go with your fashion statement—and maybe a few leaflets to hand out. A coordinating tote is ideal for carrying your keys, shades, a phone, and those informative fliers!

Brightly colored sneakers in a matching color really pull the look together and can help you stand out in a crowd—as does a statement-making blood red nail polish (vegan and animal-friendly, this shade is appropriately named “Off With Her Head”).

Speaking of crowds, if you are planning a day of protest, a camera that takes stills and video is a great accessory for this ensemble. Use it to document the event for the media and posterity as well as for Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, and more.

Finally, don’t forget to stay hydrated while you’re out there spreading the word. A recyclable can or bottle of club soda may cleverly reinforce the message, but water is wonderful too!

And THAT is how you dress … ON PURPOSE.

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